Jon Kane
Created by Richard Rothstein

In this made-for-television movie, JON KANE is a private eye and ex-cop in therapy, trying to come to grips with the death of his wife in a car crash three years earlier, hired to track down a woman's ex-husband. No fancy pants flashy playboy TV eye, Jon lives in a small house in Venice, California, tends to dress in T-shirts, jeans and an old leather jacket. His one extravagance is a vintage Firebird and a leather jacket he never seems to take off, but we'll let that one pass. After all, I think it's a law somewhere that all "hip" TV eyes must now drive classic automobiles.

Other than that, I seem to remember this as being pretty good, if not exactly earth-shattering. The show had a nice, low-key melancholy buzz to it, and Kane had a bit more depth than the average TV eye. And the supporting cast wasn't too awful either, particularly Rodney, the Hispanic shoe salesman/bondbailsman, and Kane's best friend, a hooker turned real estate agent. Also worth noting is Zimmer, an appealing lowlife and snitch, played by Burt Young. Nobody does hassled like Burt Young.

TELEVISION

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.


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